Walsall Car Accident Claims Solicitors
By Lewis Cobain. Last updated 11th April 2023. If you have suffered injuries in a road accident in Walsall, this guide explains everything you need to know about finding the right solicitors for your car accident claim.
Perhaps you would like an estimate of how much you might receive in compensation? Or you want to learn more about the types of car accident claims that are possible or the requirements for starting a claim. This guide can offer insight into these matters. It also includes information on making a valid car accident claim with a No Win No Fee solicitor.
If, when you reach the end of this guide, you still have a few questions that need to be answered, then please give Legal Expert a quick call on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will be available to answer your questions and they could potentially assist with your claim if you have a strong case. You can alternatively reach us online using our contact form page or our live chat service.
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- Do I Need To Use A Local Solicitor For Walsall Car Accident Claims?
- Road Traffic Accident Claims We Can Support
- Potential Injuries From A Car Accident In Walsall
- Compensation Payouts For A Car Accident In Walsall
- No Win No Fee Solicitors For Walsall
It’s worth noting that ahead of making a car accident claim, solicitors located anywhere in the country could help you with the process. That means you aren’t restricted to working with solicitors in Walsall, even if your accident occurred locally.
Our car accident solicitors, for example, represent people based in London as well as Scotland, Cornwall, Norwich or Durham. Long gone are the days of having to travel to an office just to speak to a solicitor. Now you can do it from the comfort of your home via phone calls, video calls, and emails.
Furthermore, the location of a solicitor should never be the deciding factor for why you choose to work with them. You should always work with a solicitor that is suited to your case and has experience in settling similar road traffic accident claims.
Therefore, we would always advise that you check reviews for Walsall solicitors or any solicitor that you consider working with. Finding out other claimants’ experiences can help you decide whether you choose to work with a legal firm or not. Our solicitors have enjoyed plenty of five-star reviews. Why not check them out for yourself?
Continue reading to find out more about car accident claims and how we can help you.
There are many reasons that Legal Expert helps our clients to make a personal injury claim. Road traffic accidents are one of the most frequent types of claims cases we take on. We have seen that there are certain types of accidents that happen time and time again, and these we have covered in the sections below.
Walsall Road Traffic Claims
If you have been involved in a Walsall car accident, you are going to need to be able to prove who was liable for the accident before making a claim. Although it is possible to make no-fault claims, in general, every road accident will have been caused by a third party, either a driver or due to some sort of static hazard.
General Passenger Accident Claims
If you are riding as a passenger in a vehicle, and it is involved in a road traffic accident in Walsall, if you are injured in the accident you will be able to make a compensation claim. Furthermore, as it is generally not a passenger that causes an accident, the path to proving liability should be quite straightforward. In fact, Legal Expert can even help you to claim compensation from the driver of your own vehicle if the accident was their fault.
Taxi Passenger Compensation Claims
Following on from the section above, if you are a passenger in a private hire vehicle such as a taxi or a minicab, or even a chauffeur driven limo, if you were injured when the vehicle was involved in a crash, you can make a car accident claim. The difference here is that Legal Expert would pursue the insurance company that provided the driver with their public liability policy for compensation.
Coach And Bus Accident Claims In Walsall
Similar to the section above, passengers on some form of public transport in Walsall such as a coach or a bus, if injured in an accident, will be able to make a compensation claim. Legal Expert would, in this case, pursue the owner of the bus or coach, the operator of the public transport service itself for compensation on your behalf.
If you have suffered an injury from a bus crash in Walsall, the amount of compensation you could receive can be based on many different factors, including the severity of your injury and how it’s impacted your quality of life.
Pedestrian Injury And Accident Compensation Claims
Pedestrians, of all of the people we see injured in road traffic accidents here at Legal Expert, are often those who suffer the most serious injuries. Pedestrians are unprotected, and if one is hit by a speeding vehicle while walking along the street in Walsall, the injuries they receive will likely be severe.
Collisions From The Rear
A rear shunt or rear collision is the most common of all types of road traffic accidents that a personal injury solicitor will help somebody make an injury claim for. Even though these are often low-speed accidents, they can still cause serious injuries such as whiplash very easily, one that could see the victim take weeks to heal from.
Take a look at the map of Walsall road traffic accidents that we have included a little further down the page. You will see that roundabouts are the most prolific of all accident hotspots. A negligent or distracted driver can very easily cause an accident involving several vehicles on a large, busy roundabout.
More Examples Of Walsall Accident Claims
Whether you’re claiming for a bus crash in Walsall or a car accident in Walsall, the principles of making a personal injury claim are similar. You only receive compensation if you can prove that your injury was a result of third-party negligence. This compensation settlement could be comprised of two different types of damages: general damages and special damages.
General damages relate to the negative impact your physical or psychological injuries have had on your life. Special damages relate to the financial losses caused by the injury. For example, if you’ve been injured in a Walsall bus crash due to the bus driver’s negligence, you could claim for care costs if you require professional care due to the injury.
In order to successfully claim back these costs when making Walsall road accident claims you must provide sufficient evidence. This could include receipts, bank statements and invoices.
If you have further queries about claiming for a car accident in Walsall, please contact our team of advisors for legal advice that is completely free. They can provide you with information regarding more examples of Walsall accident claims amounts and tell you if you’re eligible to claim.
Although we can help people to claim for any kind of injury that they might sustain in a Walsall car crash, there are some injuries that are claimed for much more frequently than others. The most common of these you will find covered in the sections below.
In the UK each year, whiplash claims total to more than £2 billion. This makes whiplash the most common of all injuries that people could suffer from in a road traffic accident in Walsall. Getting a medical examination to prove the severity of your whiplash is recommended in such claims. Legal Expert can arrange for a free one in Walsall as part of our claims service.
However, please remember that if you do suffer a whiplash injury from a Walsall traffic accident, if your injury is deemed to be worth £5,000 or less, you would have to claim using an online portal. To learn more about this, please refer to the Government website which provides more information about the Whiplash Reform Programme.
If you think of back and neck injuries as a kind of much more severe whiplash injury, then you can see why it is also a very common cause for people to make a compensation claim after a road traffic accident. These, of course, would be more severe than whiplash. The nerves and muscles of the upper back, shoulders and neck can be easily strained or damaged, and the spinal vertebrae are also easily damaged.
When Legal Expert processes a claim for a person who has suffered a serious injury in a road traffic accident, we know that we may need to add on additional types of damages to cover the loss of income, and also to compensate the victim for a loss of life quality. These are serious injuries such as damage to the brain, loss of a leg, paralysis of an arm, or any other medical condition that will change the victim’s life.
If you can prove that the Walsall accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you could receive compensation for every injury you’ve suffered from the accident.
Following an incident such as a car crash in Walsall or a bus crash in Walsall, you may be interested in how much compensation you could receive should you make a successful claim. In general, road traffic accident compensation can be split into two heads of claim. The first head of claim you can pursue is known as general damages, and aims to provide compensation for your injuries as well as the effect they may have on your life.
The table below contains some examples of what you could receive should your Walsall crash claim succeed, with figures taken from the latest Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The JCG is a document often used to help value general damages in claims, as it contains a list of guideline compensation brackets based on past court case payouts.
|Area of Injury||Severity||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Brain||Moderately Severe||£219,070 to £282,010||The injured person will be severely disabled from the injury. Symptoms will lead to a constant need for professional care with a substantial dependence on others.|
|Psychiatric Damage Generally||Severe||£54,830 to £115,730||Will have marked issues with aspects of life including work and education with their ability to maintain relationships with friends and family potentially being negatively impacted. Amount received will depend on aspects including future vulnerability. The prognosis will be very poor.|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||Moderate||£8,180 to £23,150||The injured person will have largely recovered. Due to this, there will be no continuous effects that are particularly disabling.|
|Neck||Severe (ii)||£65,740 to £130,930||Serious fractures or damage to the cervical spine discs which are of considerable severity.|
|Neck||Moderate (iii)||£7,890 to £13,740||Injuries will lead to a pre-existing condition being exacerbated, usually for less than five years. This bracket also relates to some soft tissue injuries.|
|Brain||Moderate (ii)||£90,720 to £150,110||This will lead to a great reduction in the injured person's ability to work, with a moderate to modest intellectual deficit and some epilepsy risk.|
|Back||Severe (iii)||£38,780 to £69,730||Disc lesions or disc fractures or soft tissue injuries that cause chronic conditions. This can lead to severe discomfort and pain and impaired sexual function.|
|Shoulder||Serious||£12,770 to £19,200||Shoulder dislocation or lower brachial plexus damage leading to pain in neck and shoulder as well as aching in elbow.|
|Clavicle||Fracture||£5,150 to £12,240||The compensation amount awarded will depend on the level of disability caused, the extent of the fracture and whether the symptoms experienced are temporary or permanent.|
|Injuries to Pelvis and Hips||Moderate (ii)||£12,590 to £26,590||This bracket includes injuries that result in hip replacement or other surgeries being needed.|
The second head of claim you may be able to pursue is known as special damages. Under special damages, you can potentially claim back any financial losses you may have suffered as a result of your injuries. These losses can include:
- Loss of earnings
- Childcare costs
- Travel expenses to and from hospital appointments
- Car repair costs
- Domestic help, e.g help with housekeeping or gardening
To learn more about what you could claim following an injury caused by third-party negligence on the road, contact our team of advisors today. They can offer free legal advice and an estimate of what you could receive should your Walsall accident claim succeed.
After a car crash in Walsall, you might be considering working with a solicitor to help you seek compensation. If you are concerned about paying upfront fees for their services or whilst your claim is ongoing, a No Win No Fee solicitor operating under a Conditional Fee Agreement could benefit you as they typically won’t charge these fees.
Furthermore, you won’t be required to pay your solicitor for their work if your claim is not successful. If they do help you make a successful claim for a car accident in Walsall, your solicitor will deduct a success fee from your award. This fee is capped under the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013.
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To speak to an advisor about finding solicitors for Walsall car accident claims, you can reach us by the following methods:
- You can call us on 0800 073 8804
- You can use our contact form online
- Or you can reach us through our 24/7 live chat service
There is some useful information regarding road safety in the Highway Code, you can check it here:
For more localised road safety advice, there is Walsall related information here:
Walsall road safety information
If you need to locate the County Court that deals with the Walsall area, you can check this page:
Always report a road traffic accident to the Police. The local Police covering Walsall can be found here:
You will need to have your road traffic accident injuries treated professionally, here are the details of the local hospital in Walsall:
On this page, you will find a Legal Expert detailed guide to claiming compensation for an arm injury:
At the link below, you will find our Legal Expert detailed guide to claiming compensation for a leg injury:
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